March 14, 2016 - 9:33 AM
CHASE, B.C. - An avalanche has taken the life of another snowmobiler in the southern Interior, the region's second such incident within the past week.
Rescue crews recovered the body of a man trapped in a snow slide near Crowfoot Mountain, about 90 kilometres northeast of Kamloops.
A spokesperson for the coroners' service says the man was part of a group of three snowmobilers.
Shuswap Search and Rescue manager John Schut says three avalanche technicians were deployed to the site after crews were notified around 11:45 a.m. Sunday.
No one else was injured in the slide.
Last Tuesday, the body of a 34-year-old man was found in an avalanche zone near Sicamous after crews picked up a signal from his personal-location device.
He had left two days earlier on a solo backcountry trip and was known to go sledding for multiple days at a time.
"I would caution people that avalanche conditions are quite dangerous around here right now," Schut says. "People need to be wary of that."
News from © The Canadian Press, 2016